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See detailThe Second World War in the Twenty-first Century Museum: From Narrative, Memory, and Experience to Experientiality
Janz, Nina UL

in The Military History Journal (2021), 85(1), 293-94

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See detailWhy serve soup with a fork?: How policy coherence for development can link environmental impact assessment with the 2030 agenda for sustainable development
Koff, Harlan UL

in Environmental Impact Assessment Review (2021), 86

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) re-focused development cooperation on universal and transformative development aimed at improving the quality of life of people in all world regions, while ... [more ▼]

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) re-focused development cooperation on universal and transformative development aimed at improving the quality of life of people in all world regions, while simultaneously conserving natural resources. Critics, however, have correctly questioned whether appropriate policy methods and tools exist for the adequate implementation of transformative development. These challenges are even more significant given that the implementation of the SDGs falls to nation-states. This article asks “Can the transformative development promoted by the SDG’s be achieved through the policy tools presently utilized by nation-states, such as environmental impact assessment (EIA)?” The study responds to this question through a critical examination of EIA in Mexico in relation to mining. Empirical analysis focuses on the proposed Caballo Blanco open-pit mine in Veracruz state. The case can be considered critical because it is often presented as a success, given that a broad coalition of actors prevented the mine from opening through activities directed at EIA. This article questions this narrative because it shows how EIA actually can undermine transformative development through the use of cost-benefit logics. The article concludes that policy coherence for development (PCD) can potentially support EIA as a methodology through which transformative development can be promoted. PCD can improve the “normative effectiveness” of EIA when used as an evaluation criteria. Otherwise, EIA may undermine the implementation of the SDGs which would be comparable to serving soup with a fork. [less ▲]

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See detailHighly Multiplexed Targeted Proteomics Acquisition on a TIMS-QTOF
Lesur, Antoine; Schmit, Pierre-Olivier; Bernardin, François et al

in Analytical Chemistry (2021)

Targeted proteomics allows the highly sensitive detection of specific peptides and proteins in complex biological samples. Here, we describe a methodology for targeted peptide quantification using a ... [more ▼]

Targeted proteomics allows the highly sensitive detection of specific peptides and proteins in complex biological samples. Here, we describe a methodology for targeted peptide quantification using a trapped ion mobility quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer (timsTOF Pro). The prm-PASEF method exploits the multiplexing capability provided by the trapped ion mobility separation, allowing more than 200 peptides to be monitored over a 30 min liquid chromatography separation. Compared to conventional parallel reaction monitoring (PRM), precursor ions are accumulated in the trapped ion mobility spectrometry (TIMS) cells and separated according to their shape and charge before eluting into the quadrupole time-of-flight (QTOF) part of the mass spectrometer. The ion mobility trap allows measuring up to six peptides from a single 100 ms ion mobility separation with the current setup. Using these improved mass spectrometric capabilities, we detected and quantified 216 isotope-labeled synthetic peptides (AQUA peptides) spiked in HeLa human cell extract with limits of quantification of 17.2 amol for some peptides. The acquisition method is highly reproducible between injections and enables accurate quantification in biological samples, as demonstrated by quantifying KRas, NRas, and HRas as well as several Ras mutations in lung and colon cancer cell lines on fast 10 min gradient separations. [less ▲]

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See detailWhy serve soup with a fork?: How policy coherence for development can link environmental impact assessment with the 2030 agenda for sustainable development
Koff, Harlan UL

in Environmental Impact Assessment Review (2021), 86

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) re-focused development cooperation on universal and transformative development aimed at improving the quality of life of people in all world regions, while ... [more ▼]

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) re-focused development cooperation on universal and transformative development aimed at improving the quality of life of people in all world regions, while simultaneously conserving natural resources. Critics, however, have correctly questioned whether appropriate policy methods and tools exist for the adequate implementation of transformative development. These challenges are even more significant given that the implementation of the SDGs falls to nation-states. This article asks “Can the transformative development promoted by the SDG’s be achieved through the policy tools presently utilized by nation-states, such as environmental impact assessment (EIA)?” The study responds to this question through a critical examination of EIA in Mexico in relation to mining. Empirical analysis focuses on the proposed Caballo Blanco open-pit mine in Veracruz state. The case can be considered critical because it is often presented as a success, given that a broad coalition of actors prevented the mine from opening through activities directed at EIA. This article questions this narrative because it shows how EIA actually can undermine transformative development through the use of cost-benefit logics. The article concludes that policy coherence for development (PCD) can potentially support EIA as a methodology through which transformative development can be promoted. PCD can improve the “normative effectiveness” of EIA when used as an evaluation criteria. Otherwise, EIA may undermine the implementation of the SDGs which would be comparable to serving soup with a fork. [less ▲]

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See detailMapping between number notations in kindergarten and the role of home numeracy
Marinova, Mila UL; Reynvoet, Bert; Sasanguie, Delphine

in Cognitive Development (2021)

Two recent studies investigated how children learn to map between digits, number words, and dots (Hurst, Anderson, & Cordes, 2017; Jim´enez Lira, Carver, Douglas, & LeFevre, 2017). In the current study we ... [more ▼]

Two recent studies investigated how children learn to map between digits, number words, and dots (Hurst, Anderson, & Cordes, 2017; Jim´enez Lira, Carver, Douglas, & LeFevre, 2017). In the current study we aimed to replicate these previous findings by examining a much larger sample (N = 195 kindergarteners, aged 2 years 6 months to 5 years 2 months) and taking into account home numeracy activities, that is, daily parent-child interactions with numerical content. In line with previous studies, the results showed that children first learn to map number words onto dots, and number words onto digits, and only afterwards – to map digits onto dots. Furthermore, number words ↔ digits mapping was a better mediator of the relation between digits ↔ dots and the dots ↔ number words mapping tasks, than the dots ↔ number words, suggesting that children rely on their symbolic number knowledge to learn the relation between digits and dots. Finally, both basic and advanced home numeracy activities were positively related to children’s mappings skills. Furthermore, we observed that with increasing the children’s age a shift from basic to advanced activities was present. These results emphasize the importance of tailoring the home numeracy activities according to children’s age. [less ▲]

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See detailMultimodal Interaction Analysis: a Powerful Tool for Examining Plurilingual Students’ Engagement in Science Practices Proposed Contribution to
Wilmes, Sara UL; Siry, Christina UL

in Research in Science Education (2021)

Science teaching and learning are discursive practices, yet analysis of these practices has frequently been grounded in theorizations that place language at the forefront of interaction and meaning-making ... [more ▼]

Science teaching and learning are discursive practices, yet analysis of these practices has frequently been grounded in theorizations that place language at the forefront of interaction and meaning-making. Such language-centric analytic approaches risk overlooking key embodied, enacted aspects of students’ engagement in science practices. This manuscript presents a case of a plurilingual student’s participation in science inquiry to demonstrate how multimodal interaction analysis can be used to examine the highly diverse array of communicative resources that she draws upon while participating in science, including gestures, facial expressions, vocal intonations, and languages. Grounded in dialogic theorizations of language, we first detail the multimodal interaction approach, and second, we show how multimodal interaction analysis beginning first with her embodied engagement, then coupled with her subsequent written and spoken engagement, reveals robust views of her engagement in science practices. Key to this methodological approach is multilayered analysis that backgrounds verbal or spoken communication to allow for an identification of embodied interaction resources employed. We emphasize how this analytical method allows us to conceptualize science as a practice that unfolds through and in interaction, as compared to a static body of concepts to be learned. [less ▲]

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See detailSpillovers to small business credit risk
Wolff, Christian UL

in Small Business Economics (2021), 57

Do large credit risk shocks spill over to small businesses and affect their real economic activity? Using information on small business credit risk, we find that small businesses show increased default ... [more ▼]

Do large credit risk shocks spill over to small businesses and affect their real economic activity? Using information on small business credit risk, we find that small businesses show increased default and bankruptcy rates following a shock to a customer industry. On an industry level, the shock to a customer industry is followed by a decrease in industry markups, disproportionate closure of firms, and cutbacks in inventories. Our analysis quantifies the elevated credit risk among small businesses and suggests a non-negligible 0.83% increase in expected losses on a diversified loan portfolio following a credit risk shock. This study provides banks and supervisors with greater clarity on timing and on the extent of elevated small business credit risk. It also allows them to assess the exposure of a bank portfolio to fluctuations in small business default rate. Such improved default prediction reduces credit rationing to the small business economy. [less ▲]

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See detailA critical review on the evaluation of automated program repair systems
Kui, Liu; Li, Li; Koyuncu, Anil UL et al

in Journal of Systems and Software (2021)

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See detailChronique de droit des marchés financiers
Conac, Pierre-Henri UL

in Revue des Sociétés (2021)

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See detailResource Allocation for AF Relaying Wireless-Powered Networks with Nonlinear Energy Harvester
Nguyen, Tien-Tung; Nguyen, van Dinh UL; Pham, Quoc-Viet et al

in IEEE Communications Letters (2021), 25(1), 1089-7798

This letter considers a relay-based wireless-powered communication network to assist wireless communication between a source and multiple users. In particular, the relay adopts a nonlinear energy model to ... [more ▼]

This letter considers a relay-based wireless-powered communication network to assist wireless communication between a source and multiple users. In particular, the relay adopts a nonlinear energy model to harvest energy from a power beacon and subsequently uses it for information transmission over timedivision multiple access. Aiming at the maximization of end-toend (e2e) sum throughput, we formulate a novel optimization problem that jointly optimizes the power and time fraction for energy and information transmission. For a simple yet efficient solution for the nonconvex problem, we first convert it to a more computationally tractable problem and then develop an iterative algorithm, in which closed-form solutions are obtained at each iteration. The effectiveness of our proposed approach is verified and demonstrated through simulation results. Moreover, the results reveal that the source should transmit with its maximum allowable power budget to obtain the optimal e2e sum throughput. [less ▲]

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See detailComputational Stem Cell Biology: Open Questions and Guiding Principles
Del Sol Mesa, Antonio UL

in Cell Stem Cell (2021)

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See detailTime dependent lyotropic chromonic textures in PDMS-based microfluidic confinements
Sharma, Anshul; Ong, Irvine UL; Sengupta, Anupam UL

in Crystals (2021), 11(1),

Nematic and columnar phases of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals (LCLCs) have been long studiedfor their fundamental and applied prospects in material science and medical diagnostics. LCLC ... [more ▼]

Nematic and columnar phases of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals (LCLCs) have been long studiedfor their fundamental and applied prospects in material science and medical diagnostics. LCLC phasesrepresent different self-assembled states of disc-shaped molecules, held together by noncovalentinteractions that lead to highly sensitive concentration and temperature dependent properties. Yet,microscale insights into confined LCLCs, specifically in the context of confinement geometry andsurface properties, are lacking. Here, we report the emergence of time dependent textures in staticdisodium chromoglycate (DSCG) solutions, confined in PDMS-based microfluidic devices. We use acombination of soft lithography, surface characterization and polarized optical imaging to generateand analyze the confinement-induced LCLC textures, and demonstrate that over time, herringboneand spherulite textures emerge due to spontaneous nematic (N) to columnar M-phase transition,propagating from the LCLC-PDMS interface into the LCLC bulk. By varying the confinementgeometry, anchoring conditions and the initial DSCG concentration, we can systematically tune thetemporal dynamics of the N to M-phase transition and textural behaviour of the confined LCLC. Sincestatic molecular states register the initial conditions for LC flows, the time dependent boundary andbulk conditions reported here suggest that the local surface-mediated dynamics could be central inunderstanding LCLC flows, and in turn, the associated transport properties of this versatile material. [less ▲]

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See detailNOMA-Enabled Multi-Beam Satellite Systems: Joint Optimization to Overcome Offered-Requested Data Mismatches
Wang, Anyue UL; Lei, Lei UL; Lagunas, Eva UL et al

in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2021), 70(1), 900-913

Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) has potentials to improve the performance of multi-beam satellite systems. The performance optimization in satellite-NOMA systems could be different from that in ... [more ▼]

Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) has potentials to improve the performance of multi-beam satellite systems. The performance optimization in satellite-NOMA systems could be different from that in terrestrial-NOMA systems, e.g., considering distinctive channel models, performance metrics, power constraints, and limited flexibility in resource management. In this paper, we adopt a metric, offered capacity to requested traffic ratio (OCTR), to measure the requested-offered data rate mismatch in multi-beam satellite systems. In the considered system, NOMA is applied to mitigate intra-beam interference while precoding is implemented to reduce inter-beam interference. We jointly optimize power, decoding orders, and terminal-timeslot assignment to improve the max-min fairness of OCTR. The problem is inherently difficult due to the presence of combinatorial and non-convex aspects. We first fix the terminal-timeslot assignment, and develop an optimal fast-convergence algorithmic framework based on Perron-Frobenius theory (PF) for the remaining joint power-allocation and decoding-order optimization problem. Under this framework, we propose a heuristic algorithm for the original problem, which iteratively updates the terminal-timeslot assignment and improves the overall OCTR performance. Numerical results show that the proposed algorithm improves the max-min OCTR by 40.2% over orthogonal multiple access (OMA) in average. [less ▲]

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See detailAggregated hold-out
Maillard, Guillaume UL; Arlot, Sylvain; Lerasle, Matthieu

in Journal of Machine Learning Research (2021), 22

Aggregated hold-out (agghoo) is a method which averages learning rules selected by hold-out (that is, cross-validation with a single split). We provide the first theoretical guarantees on agghoo, ensuring ... [more ▼]

Aggregated hold-out (agghoo) is a method which averages learning rules selected by hold-out (that is, cross-validation with a single split). We provide the first theoretical guarantees on agghoo, ensuring that it can be used safely: Agghoo performs at worst like the hold-out when the risk is convex. The same holds true in classification with the 0--1 risk, with an additional constant factor. For the hold-out, oracle inequalities are known for bounded losses, as in binary classification. We show that similar results can be proved, under appropriate assumptions, for other risk-minimization problems. In particular, we obtain an oracle inequality for regularized kernel regression with a Lipschitz loss, without requiring that the $Y$ variable or the regressors be bounded. Numerical experiments show that aggregation brings a significant improvement over the hold-out and that agghoo is competitive with cross-validation. [less ▲]

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See detailTime dependent lyotropic chromonic textures in PDMS-based microfluidic confinements
Sharma, Anshul; Ong, Irvine UL; Sengupta, Anupam UL

in Crystals (2021), 11(1), 35

Nematic and columnar phases of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals (LCLCs) have been long studied for their fundamental and applied prospects in material science and medical diagnostics. LCLC phases ... [more ▼]

Nematic and columnar phases of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals (LCLCs) have been long studied for their fundamental and applied prospects in material science and medical diagnostics. LCLC phases represent different self-assembled states of disc-shaped molecules, held together by noncovalent interactions that lead to highly sensitive concentration and temperature dependent properties. Yet, microscale insights into confined LCLCs, specifically in the context of confinement geometry and surface properties, are lacking. Here, we report the emergence of time dependent textures in static disodium cromoglycate (DSCG) solutions, confined in PDMS-based microfluidic devices. We use a combination of soft lithography, surface characterization, and polarized optical imaging to generate and analyze the confinement-induced LCLC textures and demonstrate that over time, herringbone and spherulite textures emerge due to spontaneous nematic (N) to columnar M-phase transition, propagating from the LCLC-PDMS interface into the LCLC bulk. By varying the confinement geometry, anchoring conditions, and the initial DSCG concentration, we can systematically tune the temporal dynamics of the N- to M-phase transition and textural behavior of the confined LCLC. Overall, the time taken to change from nematic to the characteristic M-phase textures decreased as the confinement aspect ratio (width/depth) increased. For a given aspect ratio, the transition to the M-phase was generally faster in degenerate planar confinements, relative to the transition in homeotropic confinements. Since the static molecular states register the initial conditions for LC flows, the time dependent textures reported here suggest that the surface and confinement effects—even under static conditions—could be central in understanding the flow behavior of LCLCs and the associated transport properties of this versatile materia [less ▲]

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See detailThe impact of economic complexity on the formation of environmental culture
Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL

in Sustainability (2021), 1(1),

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See detailGas Storage Valuation in Incomplete Markets
Löhndorf, Nils UL; Wozabal, David

in European Journal of Operational Research (2021), 288(1), 318-330

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See detailOpinion Statement ECJ-TF 3/2020 on the General Court Decisions of 15 July 2020 in Ireland v. Commission and Apple v. Commission (Joined Cases T-778/16 and T-892/16) on State Aid Granted under Tax Rulings Fixing the Attribution of Profits to Permanent Establishments in Ireland
Haslehner, Werner UL; García Prats, Alfredo; Heydt, Volker et al

in European Taxation (2021), 61(2/3), 109-116

This CFE Opinion Statement, submitted to the EU Institutions on 2 December 2020, addresses the General Court decisions in Ireland v. Commission and Apple v. Commission (Joined Cases T-778/16 and T-892/16 ... [more ▼]

This CFE Opinion Statement, submitted to the EU Institutions on 2 December 2020, addresses the General Court decisions in Ireland v. Commission and Apple v. Commission (Joined Cases T-778/16 and T-892/16) on 15 July 2020. [less ▲]

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See detailpatRoon: open source software platform for environmental mass spectrometry based non-target screening
Helmus, Rick; ter Laak, Thomas L.; van Wezel, Annemarie P. et al

in Journal of Cheminformatics (2021), 13(1), 1

Abstract Mass spectrometry based non-target analysis is increasingly adopted in environmental sciences to screen and identify numerous chemicals simultaneously in highly complex samples. However, current ... [more ▼]

Abstract Mass spectrometry based non-target analysis is increasingly adopted in environmental sciences to screen and identify numerous chemicals simultaneously in highly complex samples. However, current data processing software either lack functionality for environmental sciences, solve only part of the workflow, are not openly available and/or are restricted in input data formats. In this paper we present patRoon , a new R based open-source software platform, which provides comprehensive, fully tailored and straightforward non-target analysis workflows. This platform makes the use, evaluation and mixing of well-tested algorithms seamless by harmonizing various common (primarily open) software tools under a consistent interface. In addition patRoon offers various functionality and strategies to simplify and perform automated processing of complex (environmental) data effectively. patRoon implements several effective optimization strategies to significantly reduce computational times. The ability of patRoon to perform time-efficient and automated non-target data annotation of environmental samples is demonstrated with a simple and reproducible workflow using open-access data of spiked samples from a drinking water treatment plant study. In addition, the ability to easily use, combine and evaluate different algorithms was demonstrated for three commonly used feature finding algorithms. This article, combined with already published works, demonstrate that patRoon helps make comprehensive (environmental) non-target analysis readily accessible to a wider community of researchers. [less ▲]

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See detailCoverage Probability and Ergodic Capacity of Intelligent Reflecting Surface-Enhanced Communication Systems
Trinh, van Chien UL; Tu, Lam Thanh; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in IEEE Communications Letters (2021), 25(1), 69-73

This paper studies the performance of a single-input single-output (SISO) system enhanced by the assistance of an intelligent reflecting surface (IRS), which is equipped with a finite number of elements ... [more ▼]

This paper studies the performance of a single-input single-output (SISO) system enhanced by the assistance of an intelligent reflecting surface (IRS), which is equipped with a finite number of elements under Rayleigh fading channels. From the instantaneous channel capacity, we compute a closed-form expression of the coverage probability as a function of statistical channel information only. A scaling law of the coverage probability and the number of phase shifts is further obtained. The ergodic capacity is derived, then a simple upper bound to simplify matters of utilizing the symbolic functions and can be applied for a long period of time. Numerical results manifest the tightness and effectiveness of our closed-form expressions compared with Monte-Carlo simulations. [less ▲]

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See detailInvited Commentary: Death by Suicide among People with Autism: Beyond Zebrafish
South, Mikle; Pinto Coelho da Costa, Andreia UL; McMorris, Carly

in JAMA Network Open (2021), 4(1),

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See detailMeasuring impulsivity in Children: Adaptation and Validation of a Short Version of the UPPS-P Impulsive Behaviors Scale in Children and Investigation of Its Links with ADHD
Geurten, Marie; Catale, Corinne; Gay, Philippe et al

in Journal of Attention Disorders (2021), 25(1), 105-114

Objective: Impulsivity is a multifaceted construct known to play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of a wide range of problematic behaviors and psychological disorders in children. Method ... [more ▼]

Objective: Impulsivity is a multifaceted construct known to play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of a wide range of problematic behaviors and psychological disorders in children. Method: In this study, we adapted the short French adult version of the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale for use with children (short UPPS-P-C) and tested its psychometric properties. Results: Confirmatory factor analyses conducted on a sample of 425 children (aged from 8 to 14 years) supported the five-factor structure of the scale. Additional analyses emphasized the good internal and test-retest reliability of the short UPPS-P-C. Furthermore, our results also revealed that lack of premeditation and urgency subscales were able to discriminate between children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their matched controls. Conclusion: These results suggest that the short UPPS-P-C may be considered as a promising time-saving tool to assess impulsivity traits in healthy children and in children with psychiatric disorders. [less ▲]

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See detailDie Beteiligung privater Rundfunkveranstalter an einer staatlich veranlassten Finanzierung - Eine Untersuchung m glicher Unterstützungsma nahmen auf ihre Vereinbarkeit mit dem deutschen Rundfunkverfassungs- und EU-Beihilfenrecht
Cole, Mark David UL

in UFITA - Archiv für Medienrecht und Medienwissenschaft (2021), 84(2020), 495-528

Die Corona-Pandemie hat wie in einem Brennglas zweierlei für den Mediensektor gezeigt: einerseits die Wichtigkeit der Medien für die Information der Bürger (was an deutlich gestiegenen Nutzungszahlen ... [more ▼]

Die Corona-Pandemie hat wie in einem Brennglas zweierlei für den Mediensektor gezeigt: einerseits die Wichtigkeit der Medien für die Information der Bürger (was an deutlich gestiegenen Nutzungszahlen von Qualit tsmedien ablesbar ist) und andererseits, bedingt durch die erheblichen wirtschaftlichen Folgen etwa wegen ausbleibender Werbeeinnahmen, die Schwierigkeiten für bestimmte Inhalteanbieter eine nachhaltige finanzielle Stabilit t aufzuweisen. Als Konsequenz wurden verschiedene Instrumentarien auf mitgliedstaatlicher und EU-Ebene eingeführt, um die negativen Folgen abzumildern. Solche Formen von Unterstützungsleistungen werden im Beitrag daraufhin untersucht, ob sie grunds tzlich mit rundfunkverfassungsrechtlichen Bedingungen in Deutschland sowie dem einschl gigen EUBeihilfenrecht vereinbar sind. Der Beitrag basiert auf einem Gutachten, in dem die Autoren zu dem Ergebnis kommen, dass private Rundfunkveranstalter an einer staatlich veranlassten Finanzierung teilhaben k nnten. Dabei haben sie auch untersucht, wie bei der Einführung eines solchen Instrumentariums, das rundfunkverfassungsrechtlich m glich, aber de lege lata nach aktuellem Medienstaatsvertrag als Regelma nahme nicht durchführbar w re, die Rahmenbedingungen auszugestalten w ren. Neben der ausführlichen Anwendung der relevanten Urteile des Bundesverfassungsgerichts auf eine solche Konstellation enth lt der Beitrag aus akutellem Anlass auch eine kurze Darstellung der ersten medienbezogenen Beihilfeentscheidung der Kommission für ein F rderprogramm, das von D nemark ausdrücklich zur Abwendung von Nachteilen eingeführt wurde, die der dortige Mediensektor als Resultat staatlicher Vorsorgema nahme erlitten hat. [less ▲]

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See detailEditorial
Cole, Mark David UL

in UFITA - Archiv für Medienrecht und Medienwissenschaft (2021), 84(2020), 355-357

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See detailModelling of residually stressed, extended and inflated cylinders with application to aneurysms
Font, Alejandro; Jha, Niraj Kumar; Dehghani, Hamidreza UL et al

in Mechanics Research Communications (2021), 111

The paper presents the localized bifurcation abnormal enlargement associated with certain human diseases such as abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), among others. The constitutive framework herewith ... [more ▼]

The paper presents the localized bifurcation abnormal enlargement associated with certain human diseases such as abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), among others. The constitutive framework herewith proposed is constructed relying on the modelling of non-linear elastic materials under the action of residual stresses. The suitable incorporation on the mechanical response of residual stresses in the analysis is regarded important for the formation of aneurysms in soft tissues. From a mechanical perspective, the onset of aneurysms formation can be interpreted through bifurcation conditions, whose localization is relatively sensitive to different material and geometrical parameters as it is shown here. In order to reduce the risk and interpret aneurysm formation, we perform a thorough sensitivity analysis of the effect of design parameters such as tube diameter, length, thickness and strength of the residual stress field on bifurcation of a tube under inflation and extesion. A consistent residually stressed material model is formulated in terms of invariants for a general elastic strain-energy function. The dependence of applied pressure, axial stretch and different geometrical and constitutive parameters on bulging and bending bifurcation is illustrated. The numerical procedure to analyse the bifurcation of the finite deformation boundary-value problem at hand is developed based on the modified Riks method. The proposed formulation is implemented in the general-purpose finite element code ABAQUS using user-defined material subroutines.For a given material model, bulging bifurcation is expected for sufficiently large values of the axial stretch while the onset of bifurcation is found to be the bending mode for small values of the axial stretch. This transition zone from bending bifurcation to bulging bifurcation is analyzed for the different parameters considered. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Exploratory Study of COVID-19 Information on Twitter in the Greater Region
Chen, Ninghan UL; Zhong, Zhiqiang UL; Pang, Jun UL

in Big Data and Cognitive Computing (2021), 5(1), 5

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See detail‘It’s the political economy..!’ A moment of truth for the eurozone and the EU
Dani, Marco; Chiti, Edoardo; Mendes, Joana UL et al

in International Journal of Constitutional Law (2021), 19(1), 309327

The article discusses the Weiss dispute from a political economy perspective. It first sets this litigation in its wider context, namely the protracted transformation of the Economic and Monetary Union ... [more ▼]

The article discusses the Weiss dispute from a political economy perspective. It first sets this litigation in its wider context, namely the protracted transformation of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) over the last decade, a decade which has revealed the structural flaws in its design. It then briefly sketches the changing role of central banking, from a fixation on fighting inflation to a more recent focus on combating deflation. This helps to explain the problematic character of the Weiss rulings and the commentaries they have provoked, illustrating a general failure to consider the limits of law, the result of clinging to different parts of the EMU wreckage, on the assumption that the current constitutional framework remains viable. Finally, the article emphasizes the transformative potential of the Weiss saga. The judicial conflict lays bare the unsustainability of the present arrangements, and reveals the necessity of a choice between genuinely federal integration and coordinated dismantling of EMU. [less ▲]

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See detailAlgorithm based on 2‐bit adaptive delta modulation and fractional linear prediction for Gaussian source coding
Peric, Zoran; Denic, Bojan; Despotovic, Vladimir UL

in IET Signal Processing (2021), 15(6), 410-423

A novel 2-bit adaptive delta modulation (ADM) algorithm is presented based on uniform scalar quantization and fractional linear prediction (FLP) for encoding the signals modelled by a Gaussian probability ... [more ▼]

A novel 2-bit adaptive delta modulation (ADM) algorithm is presented based on uniform scalar quantization and fractional linear prediction (FLP) for encoding the signals modelled by a Gaussian probability density function. The study focusses on two major areas: realization of a 2-bit adaptive quantizer based on Q-function approximation that significantly facilitates quantizer design; and implementation of a recently introduced FLP approach with the memory of two samples, which replaces the first-order linear prediction used in standard ADM algorithms and enables improved performance without increasing transmission costs. It furthermore represents the first implementation of FLP in signal encoding, therefore confirming its applicability in a real signal-processing scenario. Based on the performance analysis conducted on a real speech signal, the proposed ADM algorithm with FLP is demonstrated to outperform other 2-bit ADM baselines by a large margin for the gain in signal-to-noise ratio achieved over a wide dynamic range of input signals. The results of this research indicate that ADM with adaptive quantization based on Q-function approximation and adaptive FLP represents a promising solution for encoding/compression of correlated time-varying signals following the Gaussian distribution. [less ▲]

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See detailKilling Stubborn Mutants with Symbolic Execution
Titcheu Chekam, Thierry UL; Papadakis, Mike UL; Cordy, Maxime UL et al

in ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (2021), 30(2), 191--1923

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See detailHistory of Medicine: European perspectives
Majerus, Benoît UL

in European Journal for the History of Medicine and Health (2021), 78(1), 5--14

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See detailPerceived Ageism During the Covid-19-Crisis is Longitudinally Related to Subjective Perceptions of Aging
Kornadt, Anna Elena UL; Albert, Isabelle UL; Hoffmann, Martine et al

in Frontiers in Public Health (2021)

Ageism in media and society has increased sharply during the Covid-19-crisis, with expected negative consequences for the health and well-being of older adults. The current study investigates whether ... [more ▼]

Ageism in media and society has increased sharply during the Covid-19-crisis, with expected negative consequences for the health and well-being of older adults. The current study investigates whether perceived ageism during the crisis longitudinally affects how people perceive their own aging. In June 2020, N = 611 older adults from Luxembourg [aged 60 – 98 years, Mage(SD) = 69.92(6.97)] participated in a survey on their perception of the crisis. In October 2020, N = 523 participated in a second measurement occasion. Participants reported on perceived ageism during the crisis in different domains, their self-perceptions of aging and subjective age. In latent longitudinal regression models, we predicted views on aging at T2 with perceived ageism at T1, while controlling for baseline views on aging and covariates. Perceived ageism at T1 increased self-perceptions of aging as social loss and yielded a trend for physical decline, while there were no effects on subjective age and self-perceptions of aging as continued growth. Views on aging are powerful predictors of well-being and health outcomes in later life. Our data suggest that being the target of ageism during the crisis negatively affects older adults’ self-perceptions of aging and this impact may be felt beyond the current crisis. [less ▲]

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See detailReview of: Tommaso Milani, 'Hendrik de Man and social democracy: The idea of planning in Western Europe, 1914-1940'
van de Maele, Jens UL

in Journal of Belgian History (2021), (1-2), 183-185

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See detailReturn migration and self-employment: is there a 'jack-of-all-trades' effect?
Mahe, Clotilde UL

in Oxford Economic Papers (2021)

With reference to Lazear’s jack-of-all-trades hypothesis, I examine whether migrants are more likely to be self-employed upon return because of the diverse work experience they gained abroad. The ... [more ▼]

With reference to Lazear’s jack-of-all-trades hypothesis, I examine whether migrants are more likely to be self-employed upon return because of the diverse work experience they gained abroad. The endogeneity between migration, human capital investment, and self-employment is addressed by exploiting exogenous cohort and regional variation in the decision to migrate in the context of Egypt, and parental labour market information. Return migrants’ higher propensity to be self-employed is shown to proceed from participating in significantly more occupations over their work history than non-migrants. In line with Lazear’s framework, estimates confirm that entrepreneurship can be learnt, and that exposure to multiple occupations matters for entrepreneurship. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamic Bandwidth Allocation and Precoding Design for Highly-Loaded Multiuser MISO in Beyond 5G Networks
Vu, Thang Xuan UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2021)

Multiuser techniques play a central role in the fifth-generation (5G) and beyond 5G (B5G) wireless networks that exploit spatial diversity to serve multiple users simultaneously in the same frequency ... [more ▼]

Multiuser techniques play a central role in the fifth-generation (5G) and beyond 5G (B5G) wireless networks that exploit spatial diversity to serve multiple users simultaneously in the same frequency resource. It is well known that a multi-antenna base station (BS) can efficiently serve a number of users not exceeding the number of antennas at the BS via precoding design. However, when there are more users than the number of antennas at the BS, conventional precoding design methods perform poorly because inter-user interference cannot be efficiently eliminated. In this paper, we investigate the performance of a highly-loaded multiuser system in which a BS simultaneously serves a number of users that is larger than the number of antennas. We propose a dynamic bandwidth allocation and precoding design framework and apply it to two important problems in multiuser systems: i) User fairness maximization and ii) Transmit power minimization, both subject to predefined quality of service (QoS) requirements. The premise of the proposed framework is to dynamically assign orthogonal frequency channels to different user groups and carefully design the precoding vectors within every user group. Since the formulated problems are non-convex, we propose two iterative algorithms based on successive convex approximations (SCA), whose convergence is theoretically guaranteed. Furthermore, we propose a low-complexity user grouping policy based on the singular value decomposition (SVD) to further improve the system performance. Finally, we demonstrate via numerical results that the proposed framework significantly outperforms existing designs in the literature. [less ▲]

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See detailThe mainstreaming of EU affairs: a challenge for parliamentary administrations
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

in Journal of Legislative Studies (2021)

Past research has identified a trend towards the bureaucratisation of the parliamentary scrutiny of EU affairs. It highlighted the role of parliamentary staff in selecting relevant issues, advising on ... [more ▼]

Past research has identified a trend towards the bureaucratisation of the parliamentary scrutiny of EU affairs. It highlighted the role of parliamentary staff in selecting relevant issues, advising on subsidiarity and procedures and drafting of opinions and resolutions. However, while administrators clearly play a role, less is known about the Europeanisation of parliamentary administrations. In particular, the impact of the growing Europeanisation of sectoral committees on the Europeanisation of staff is unexplored. This article presents data from a survey of parliamentary administrations in 2021, which shows that the Europeanisation of parliamentary administrations extends beyond the main units in charge of EU affairs and affects sectoral committee staff more generally. At the same time, it reveals that the organisation of staff support for EU affairs varies greatly across the national parliaments depending on the organisation of the political scrutiny, on administrative capacity and on pre-existing units. [less ▲]

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See detailThe degree of Kummer extensions of number fields
Perucca, Antonella UL; Sgobba, Pietro UL; Tronto, Sebastiano UL

in International Journal of Number Theory (2021)

Let K be a number field, and let \alpha_1, ... , \alpha_r be elements of K* which generate a subgroup of K* of rank r. Consider the cyclotomic-Kummer extensions of K given by K(\zeta_n, \sqrt[n_1]{\alpha ... [more ▼]

Let K be a number field, and let \alpha_1, ... , \alpha_r be elements of K* which generate a subgroup of K* of rank r. Consider the cyclotomic-Kummer extensions of K given by K(\zeta_n, \sqrt[n_1]{\alpha_1}, ... , \sqrt[n_r]{\alpha_r}), where n_i divides n for all i. There is an integer x such that these extensions have maximal degree over K(\zeta_g, \sqrt[g_1]{\alpha_1}, ... , \sqrt[g_r]{\alpha_r}), where g=\gcd(n,x) and g_i=\gcd(n_i,x). We prove that the constant x is computable. This result reduces to finitely many cases the computation of the degrees of the extensions K(\zeta_n, \sqrt[n_1]{\alpha_1}, ... , \sqrt[n_r]{\alpha_r}) over K. [less ▲]

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See detailRole of the Industry in the Enforcement of the Tobacco Policy: Between Necessary Mistrust and Necessary Cooperation
Tosza, Stanislaw UL

in Utrecht Law Review (2021), 17(1), 5972

Tobacco products are heavily regulated because, in particular, of their acknowledged harmfulness to health, with highly elevated prices as one of the most important means of discouraging consumption. One ... [more ▼]

Tobacco products are heavily regulated because, in particular, of their acknowledged harmfulness to health, with highly elevated prices as one of the most important means of discouraging consumption. One of the most serious threats to the effectiveness of the tobacco policy comes from the trafficking of illicit tobacco, which is much cheaper, often of lower quality, and which reduces state and EU revenues. The achievement of tobacco policy objectives, in particular the combatting of illicit tobacco trade, depends on the participation of private actors, amongst which big industry plays a crucial role. Yet, the legal landscape of enforcement duties of the tobacco industry is a patchwork of instruments, unevenly affecting different players. In particular it includes controversial agreements between the major tobacco producers and the EU and Member States, to which three out of four major producers are subject. The agreement with the fourth – PMI – was not extended by the Commission in 2016. The decision as to the extension of the remaining agreements is looming. The objective of this article is to analyse the framework of duties of the tobacco industry in the enforcement of the tobacco policy, especially against illicit tobacco, and to reflect on whether the enforcement model, including the agreements with the tobacco producers, should be kept or abandoned. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst law of quantum thermodynamics in a driven open two-level system
Juan-Delgado, Adrian; Chenu, Aurélia UL

in Physical Review. A (2021)

Assigning the variations of internal energy into heat or work contributions is a challenging task due to the fact that these properties are trajectory dependent. A number of proposals have been put ... [more ▼]

Assigning the variations of internal energy into heat or work contributions is a challenging task due to the fact that these properties are trajectory dependent. A number of proposals have been put forward for open quantum systems following an arbitrary dynamics. We here focus on nonequilibrium thermodynamics of a two-level system and explore in addition to the conventional approach, two definitions motivated by either classical work or heat in which the driving Hamiltonian or the trajectory itself, respectively, are used to set up a reference basis. We first give the thermodynamic properties for an arbitrary dynamics and illustrate the results on the Bloch sphere. Then, we solve the particular example of a periodically driven qubit interacting with a dissipative and decoherence bath. Our results illustrate the trajectory-dependent character of heat and work and how contributions originally assigned to dissipation in the Lindblad equation can become a coherent part assigned to work. [less ▲]

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See detailFunctional and Molecular Properties of DYT-SGCE Myoclonus-Dystonia Patient-Derived Striatal Medium Spiny Neurons.
Kutschenko, Anna; Staege, Selma; Grütz, Karen et al

in International journal of molecular sciences (2021), 22(7),

Myoclonus-dystonia (DYT-SGCE, formerly DYT11) is characterized by alcohol-sensitive, myoclonic-like appearance of fast dystonic movements. It is caused by mutations in the SGCE gene encoding ε-sarcoglycan ... [more ▼]

Myoclonus-dystonia (DYT-SGCE, formerly DYT11) is characterized by alcohol-sensitive, myoclonic-like appearance of fast dystonic movements. It is caused by mutations in the SGCE gene encoding ε-sarcoglycan leading to a dysfunction of this transmembrane protein, alterations in the cerebello-thalamic pathway and impaired striatal plasticity. To elucidate underlying pathogenic mechanisms, we investigated induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived striatal medium spiny neurons (MSNs) from two myoclonus-dystonia patients carrying a heterozygous mutation in the SGCE gene (c.298T>G and c.304C>T with protein changes W100G and R102X) in comparison to two matched healthy control lines. Calcium imaging showed significantly elevated basal intracellular Ca(2+) content and lower frequency of spontaneous Ca(2+) signals in SGCE MSNs. Blocking of voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels by verapamil was less efficient in suppressing KCl-induced Ca(2+) peaks of SGCE MSNs. Ca(2+) amplitudes upon glycine and acetylcholine applications were increased in SGCE MSNs, but not after GABA or glutamate applications. Expression of voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels and most ionotropic receptor subunits was not altered. SGCE MSNs showed significantly reduced GABAergic synaptic density. Whole-cell patch-clamp recordings displayed elevated amplitudes of miniature postsynaptic currents and action potentials in SGCE MSNs. Our data contribute to a better understanding of the pathophysiology and the development of novel therapeutic strategies for myoclonus-dystonia. [less ▲]

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See detailHow Migration Policy Shapes the Subjective Well-Being of the Non-immigrant Population in European Countries
Tatarko, Alexander; Jurcik, Tomas; Hadjar, Andreas UL

in Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (2021), early online

Existing studies show that there is a positive association between pro-migrant integration policies and the subjective well-being of immigrants. However, there is a lack of research elucidating the ... [more ▼]

Existing studies show that there is a positive association between pro-migrant integration policies and the subjective well-being of immigrants. However, there is a lack of research elucidating the relations between migrant integration policies and the subjective well-being of the host (i.e., non-migrant) population. This study is based on European data and uses multilevel analysis to clarify the relations between migrant integration policy (both as a whole and its eight separate components such as: Labor market mobility and Family reunion) and the subjective well-being of the non-immigrant population in European countries. We examined relations between the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) for 22 countries in Europe and subjective well-being, as assessed by the European Social Survey (ESS) data. The results demonstrated that there is a positive relation between the MIPEX and subjective well-being for non-immigrants. Considering different components of the MIPEX separately, we found most of them being positively related to the subjective well-being of non-immigrants. As no negative relationship was identified between any of the eight MIPEX components and subjective well-being, policies in favor of immigrant integration also seem to benefit the non-immigrant population. [less ▲]

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See detailLocalization Performance of 1-Bit Passive Radars in NB-IoT Applications using Multivariate Polynomial Optimization
Sedighi, Saeid UL; Mishra, Kumar Vijay; Mysore Rama Rao, Bhavani Shankar UL et al

in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2021), 69

Several Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications provide location-based services, wherein it is critical to obtain accurate position estimates by aggregating information from individual sensors. In the ... [more ▼]

Several Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications provide location-based services, wherein it is critical to obtain accurate position estimates by aggregating information from individual sensors. In the recently proposed narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) standard, which trades off bandwidth to gain wide coverage, the location estimation is compounded by the low sampling rate receivers and limited-capacity links. We address both of these NB-IoT drawbacks in the framework of passive sensing devices that receive signals from the target-of-interest. We consider the limiting case where each node receiver employs one-bit analog-to-digital-converters and propose a novel low-complexity nodal delay estimation method using constrained-weighted least squares minimization. To support the low-capacity links to the fusion center (FC), the range estimates obtained at individual sensors are then converted to one-bit data. At the FC, we propose target localization with the aggregated one-bit range vector using both optimal and sub-optimal techniques. The computationally expensive former approach is based on Lasserre's method for multivariate polynomial optimization while the latter employs our less complex iterative joint r\textit{an}ge-\textit{tar}get location \textit{es}timation (ANTARES) algorithm. Our overall one-bit framework not only complements the low NB-IoT bandwidth but also supports the design goal of inexpensive NB-IoT location sensing. Numerical experiments demonstrate feasibility of the proposed one-bit approach with a 0.6\% increase in the normalized localization error for the small set of 20-60 nodes over the full-precision case. When the number of nodes is sufficiently large (>80), the one-bit methods yield the same performance as the full precision. [less ▲]

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See detailFederated Learning Meets Contract Theory: Economic-Efficiency Framework for Electric Vehicle Networks
Saputra, Yuris M.; Nguyen, Diep N.; Dinh, Thai Hoang et al

in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2021)

In this paper, we propose a novel energy-efficient framework for an electric vehicle (EV) network using a contract theoretic-based economic model to maximize the profits of charging stations (CSs) and ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we propose a novel energy-efficient framework for an electric vehicle (EV) network using a contract theoretic-based economic model to maximize the profits of charging stations (CSs) and improve the social welfare of the network. Specifically, we first introduce CS-based and CS clustering-based decentralized federated energy learning (DFEL) approaches which enable the CSs to train their own energy transactions locally to predict energy demands. In this way, each CS can exchange its learned model with other CSs to improve prediction accuracy without revealing actual datasets and reduce communication overhead among the CSs. Based on the energy demand prediction, we then design a multi-principal one-agent (MPOA) contract-based method. In particular, we formulate the CSs' utility maximization as a non-collaborative energy contract problem in which each CS maximizes its utility under common constraints from the smart grid provider (SGP) and other CSs' contracts. Then, we prove the existence of an equilibrium contract solution for all the CSs and develop an iterative algorithm at the SGP to find the equilibrium. Through simulation results using the dataset of CSs' transactions in Dundee city, the United Kingdom between 2017 and 2018, we demonstrate that our proposed method can achieve the energy demand prediction accuracy improvement up to 24.63% and lessen communication overhead by 96.3% compared with other machine learning algorithms. Furthermore, our proposed method can outperform non-contract-based economic models by 35% and 36% in terms of the CSs' utilities and social welfare of the network, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailAnimal Faces: the Question of the Gaze
Roelens, Nathalie UL

in Lexia (2021)

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See detailThe Geostationary Ring: Practice and Law, Martha Mejia-Kaiser, Nijhoff/ Brill, Leiden 2020
Hofmann, Mahulena UL; Blount, Percy UL

in Air and Space Law (2021), 46(3), 475-478

The book is a comprehensive analysis of the international regime of the geostationary orbit.

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See detailOn the construct validity of interoceptive accuracy based on heartbeat counting: cardiovascular determinants of absolute and tilt-induced change scores
Schulz, André UL; Back, Sarah N.; Schaan, Violetta K. et al

in Biological Psychology (2021), 164(1), 108168

Interoceptive accuracy (IAcc) as assessed with the heartbeat counting task (IAccHBCT) may be affected by a range of factors including (1.) the ability to adequately detect cardiac signals, indicated by ... [more ▼]

Interoceptive accuracy (IAcc) as assessed with the heartbeat counting task (IAccHBCT) may be affected by a range of factors including (1.) the ability to adequately detect cardiac signals, indicated by IAcc in a heartbeat discrimination task (IAccHBDT), (2.) cardiac signal properties, affected by sympathetic and parasympathetic tone, and (3.) non-interoceptive processes, including time estimation accuracy (TEAcc). In the current study we investigated the contribution of these factors to absolute and Δ IAccHBCT scores, induced by passive head-up and head-down tilt in 49 healthy individuals. A set of hierarchical regression models showed IAccHBDT scores as the strongest and, across different orthostatic (tilt) conditions, most stable (positive) predictor of absolute and Δ IAccHBCT scores. Neither indicators of cardiac signal properties (except for HR in head-down-tilt), nor TEAcc predicted absolute or Δ IAccHBCT scores. These findings support the convergent and discriminant validity of absolute and Δ IAccHBCT scores. [less ▲]

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See detailCompétence pour ordonner la mainlevée d'une saisie conservatoire transfrontière
Cuniberti, Gilles UL

in Revue Critique de Droit International Privé (2021), (1), 157

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See detailDie Offenbarung des Geheimen? Mittelalterliche Gottesurteile als Erkenntnisquelle und ihr Niederschlag in der mittelhochdeutschen Literatur
Sieburg, Heinz UL

in Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung. Beihefte 15 (2021), 15

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See detail(Re)créer l’histoire des femmes. La biofiction au service du genre
Barthelmebs-Raguin, Hélène UL

in Revue Critique de Fixxion Française Contemporaine (2021), 21

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See detailThe Value of Coordination in Multimarket Bidding of Grid Energy Storage
Löhndorf, Nils UL; Wozabal, David

in Operations Research (2021)

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See detailIDARE2-Simultaneous Visualisation of Multiomics Data in Cytoscape.
Pfau, Thomas; Galhardo, Mafalda; Lin, Jake et al

in Metabolites (2021), 11(5),

Visual integration of experimental data in metabolic networks is an important step to understanding their meaning. As genome-scale metabolic networks reach several thousand reactions, the task becomes ... [more ▼]

Visual integration of experimental data in metabolic networks is an important step to understanding their meaning. As genome-scale metabolic networks reach several thousand reactions, the task becomes more difficult and less revealing. While databases like KEGG and BioCyc provide curated pathways that allow a navigation of the metabolic landscape of an organism, it is rather laborious to map data directly onto those pathways. There are programs available using these kind of databases as a source for visualization; however, these programs are then restricted to the pathways available in the database. Here, we present IDARE2 a cytoscape plugin that allows the visualization of multiomics data in cytoscape in a user-friendly way. It further provides tools to disentangle highly connected network structures based on common properties of nodes and retains structural links between the generated subnetworks, offering a straightforward way to traverse the splitted network. The tool is extensible, allowing the implementation of specialised representations and data format parsers. We present the automated reproduction of the original IDARE nodes using our tool and show examples of other data being mapped on a network of E. coli. The extensibility is demonstrated with two plugins that are available on github. IDARE2 provides an intuitive way to visualise data from multiple sources and allows one to disentangle the often complex network structure in large networks using predefined properties of the network nodes. [less ▲]

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See detailSocioeconomic and behavioural factors associated with access to and use of Personal Health Records
Paccoud, Ivana UL; Baumann, Michèle UL; Le Bihan, Etienne UL et al

in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making (2021), 21

Background: Access to and use of digital technology are more common among people of higher socioeconomic status. These differences might be due to lack of interest, not having physical access or having ... [more ▼]

Background: Access to and use of digital technology are more common among people of higher socioeconomic status. These differences might be due to lack of interest, not having physical access or having lower intentions to use this technology. By integrating the digital divide approach and the User Acceptance of Information Technology (UTAUT) model, this study aims to further our understanding of socioeconomic factors and the mechanisms linked to different stages in the use of Personal Health Records (PHR): desire, intentions and physical access to PHR. Methods: A cross-sectional online and in-person survey was undertaken in the areas of Lorraine (France), Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland (Germany), and Wallonia (Belgium). Exploratory factor analysis was performed to group items derived from the UTAUT model. We applied linear and logistic regressions controlling for country-level heterogeneity, health and demographic factors. Results: A total of 829 individuals aged over 18 completed the questionnaire. Socioeconomic inequalities were present in the access to and use of PHR. Education and income played a significant role in individuals' desire to access their PHR. Being older than 65 years, and migrant, were negatively associated with desire to access PHR. An income gradient was found in having a physical access to PHR, while for the subgroup of respondents who expressed desire to have access, higher educational level was positively associated with intentions to regularly use PHR. In fully adjusted model testing the contribution of UTAUT-derived factors, individuals who perceived PHRs to be useful and had the necessary digital skills were more inclined to use their PHR regularly. Social influence, support and lack of anxiety in using technology were strong predictors of regular PHR use. Conclusion: The findings highlight the importance of considering all stages in PHR use: desire to access, physical access and intention to regularly use PHRs, while paying special attention to migrants and people with lower socioeconomic backgrounds who may feel financial constraints and are not able to exploit the potential of PHRs. As PHR use is expected to come with health benefits, facilitating access and regular use for those less inclined could reduce health inequalities and advance health equity. [less ▲]

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See detailA competitive Predator–Prey approach to enhance surveillance by UAV swarms
Stolfi, Daniel H.; Brust, Matthias R. UL; Danoy, Grégoire UL et al

in Applied Soft Computing (2021), 111

In this paper we present the competitive optimisation of a swarm of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) protecting a restricted area from a number of intruders following a Predator–Prey approach. We propose a ... [more ▼]

In this paper we present the competitive optimisation of a swarm of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) protecting a restricted area from a number of intruders following a Predator–Prey approach. We propose a Competitive Coevolutionary Genetic Algorithm (CompCGA) which optimises the parameters of the UAVs (i.e. predators) to maximise the detection of intruders, while the parameters of the intruders (i.e. preys) are optimised to maximise their intrusion success rate. Having chosen the CACOC (Chaotic Ant Colony Optimisation for Coverage) as the base mobility model for the UAVs, we propose an improved new version, where its behaviour is modified by identifying and optimising new parameters to improve the overall success rate when detecting intruders. Six case studies have been optimised using simulations by performing 30 independent runs (180 in total) of our CompCGA. Finally, we conducted a series of master tournaments (1,800,000 evaluations) using the best specimens obtained from each run and case study to test the robustness of our proposed approach against unexpected intruders. Our surveillance system improved the average percentage of intruders detected with respect to CACOC by a maximum of 126%. More than 90% of intruders were detected on average when using a swarm of 16 UAVs while CACOC’s detection rates are always under 80% in all cases. [less ▲]

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See detailHarmonic amplitude summation for frequency-tagging analysis
Retter, Talia UL; Rossion, Bruno; Schiltz, Christine UL

in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (2021)

In the approach of frequency tagging, stimuli that are presented periodically generate periodic responses of the brain. Following a transformation into the frequency domain, the brain’s response is often ... [more ▼]

In the approach of frequency tagging, stimuli that are presented periodically generate periodic responses of the brain. Following a transformation into the frequency domain, the brain’s response is often evident at the frequency of stimulation, F, and its higher harmonics (2F, 3F, etc.). This approach is increasingly used in neuroscience, as it affords objective measures to characterize brain function. However, whether these specific harmonic frequency responses should be combined for analysis, and if so, how, remains an outstanding issue. In most studies, higher harmonic responses have not been described or were described only individually; in other studies, harmonics have been combined with various approaches, e.g., averaging and root mean squared summation. A rationale for these approaches in the context of frequency-based analysis principles, and understanding of how they relate to the brain’s response amplitudes in the time domain, has been missing. Here, with these elements addressed, the summation of (baseline-corrected) harmonic amplitude is recommended. [less ▲]

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See detailWellbeing and perceived stigma in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia : a daily diary study
Van Alboom, Maité; De Ruddere, Lies; Kindt, Sara et al

in CLINICAL JOURNAL OF PAIN (2021)

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See detailA De Lege Ferenda Perspective on Artificial Intelligence Systems Designated as Inventors in the European Patent System.
Stierle, Martin UL

in Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht. Internationaler Teil (2021)

The European patent system was designed around a paradigm of human inventorship. This paper will analyse in depth and from a de lege ferenda perspective the rather general arguments against and in favour ... [more ▼]

The European patent system was designed around a paradigm of human inventorship. This paper will analyse in depth and from a de lege ferenda perspective the rather general arguments against and in favour of a possible designation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems as inventors. For the sake of a more concrete discussion, it will also outline a potential reform of the European patent system to implement AI inventorship and allocate the right to the European patent for such inventions by default to the machine’s operator. In the process, it will highlight the major specific issues associated with a reform that acknowledges AI inventorship and touch upon possible alternative approaches to addressing the growing autonomy of machines within the R&D process. The study must not be understood as a call for a reform to recognise AI systems as inventors but rather as a manner of laying the foundations for a more concrete, critical and fruitful discussion on non-human inventorship and its alternatives. The analysis will show that the more general, highly conceptional reservations advanced in the current discussion against AI inventorship are somewhat unfounded, e.g. the alleged break with the functions of the current patent system or the alleged need to endow AI with legal personality. More convincing arguments against a reform that allows for the designation of AI systems as inventor might instead relate to the specific difficulties associated with such reform. [less ▲]

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See detailCritical Assessment of MetaProteome Investigation (CAMPI): a multi-laboratory comparison of established workflows
Van Den Bossche, Tim; Kunath, Benoît UL; Schallert, Kay et al

in Nature Communications (2021), 12(1), 7305

Abstract Metaproteomics has matured into a powerful tool to assess functional interactions in microbial communities. While many metaproteomic workflows are available, the impact of method choice on ... [more ▼]

Abstract Metaproteomics has matured into a powerful tool to assess functional interactions in microbial communities. While many metaproteomic workflows are available, the impact of method choice on results remains unclear. Here, we carry out a community-driven, multi-laboratory comparison in metaproteomics: the critical assessment of metaproteome investigation study (CAMPI). Based on well-established workflows, we evaluate the effect of sample preparation, mass spectrometry, and bioinformatic analysis using two samples: a simplified, laboratory-assembled human intestinal model and a human fecal sample. We observe that variability at the peptide level is predominantly due to sample processing workflows, with a smaller contribution of bioinformatic pipelines. These peptide-level differences largely disappear at the protein group level. While differences are observed for predicted community composition, similar functional profiles are obtained across workflows. CAMPI demonstrates the robustness of present-day metaproteomics research, serves as a template for multi-laboratory studies in metaproteomics, and provides publicly available data sets for benchmarking future developments. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Question of One Million Dollars: Financial Rewards or not for the whistle-blowers?
Kafteranis, Dimitrios UL

in Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation (2021), 36(4),

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See detailThe suitability of Belgian law to B Corp
Hiez, David UL

Scientific journal (2021)

Whereas Brussel is somehow one of the capital of European Union, his law is not very famous abroad. However, it is not uninteresting, for a major reason Belgian law derives directly from the French ... [more ▼]

Whereas Brussel is somehow one of the capital of European Union, his law is not very famous abroad. However, it is not uninteresting, for a major reason Belgian law derives directly from the French tradition and in the meantime the increasing importance of its Flemish part introduces another tradition and influence. The consequence is a remaining Napoleonian grammar with a different reading. That general assessment is far true about company law. Belgian company law deviated from French law earlier, but it is now absolutely autonomous and original. Firstly, the traditional notion of « co mmerçant » trader has simply been removed. The core of the commercial law is now the economic activity, to which a full code adopted in 2018 is dedicated, and any person that undertake such an activity is considered as an enterprise. That major reform was the first step into a wider program and a new code on companies and associations has been enacted in 2019. Nevertheless, these evolutions have not severely changed the legal backgroun d for B Corp. The B Corps developed in Belgium like in Europe. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the distribution of coefficients of half-integral weight modular forms and the Bruinier-Kohnen Conjecture
Inam, Ilker; Demirkol Özkaya, Zeynep; Tercan, Elif et al

in Turkish Journal of Mathematics (2021), 45(6), 2427-2440

This work represents a systematic computational study of the distribution of the Fourier coefficients of cuspidal Hecke eigenforms of level Gamma_0(4) and half-integral weights. Based on substantial ... [more ▼]

This work represents a systematic computational study of the distribution of the Fourier coefficients of cuspidal Hecke eigenforms of level Gamma_0(4) and half-integral weights. Based on substantial calculations, the question is raised whether the distribution of normalised Fourier coefficients with bounded indices can be approximated by a generalised Gaussian distribution. Moreover, it is argued that the apparent symmetry around zero of the data lends strong evidence to the Bruinier-Kohnen Conjecture on the equidistribution of signs and even suggests the strengthening that signs and absolute values are distributed independently. [less ▲]

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See detailPublic family firms and capital structure: A meta-analysis
Hansen, Christopher UL; Block, Joern

in Corporate Governance: An International Review (2021), 29(3), 297-319

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See detailPoetiken der Interkulturalität. Einführung in das Thema
Heimböckel, Dieter UL; Patrut, Iulia-Karin

in Zeitschrift für Interkulturelle Germanistik (2021), 12(1), 9-21

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See detailSustainability and finance: utopian oxymoron or achievable companionship?
Bodellini, Marco UL

in Law and Economics Yearly Review (2021)

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See detailBending laminations on convex hulls of anti-de Sitter quasicircles
merlin, louis; Schlenker, Jean-Marc UL

in Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society (2021), 123(4), 410-432

Let λ− and λ+ be two bounded measured laminations on the hyperbolic disk H2, which "strongly fill" (definition below). We consider the left earthquakes along λ− and λ+, considered as maps from the ... [more ▼]

Let λ− and λ+ be two bounded measured laminations on the hyperbolic disk H2, which "strongly fill" (definition below). We consider the left earthquakes along λ− and λ+, considered as maps from the universal Teichmüller space T to itself, and we prove that the composition of those left earthquakes has a fixed point. The proof uses anti-de Sitter geometry. Given a quasi-symmetric homeomorphism u:RP1→RP1, the boundary of the convex hull in AdS3 of its graph in RP1×RP1≃∂AdS3 is the disjoint union of two embedded copies of the hyperbolic plane, pleated along measured geodesic laminations. Our main result is that any pair of bounded measured laminations that "strongly fill" can be obtained in this manner. [less ▲]

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See detailLimit theorems for integral functionals of Hermite-driven processes
Garino, Valentin UL; Nourdin, Ivan UL; Nualart, David et al

in Bernoulli (2021), 27(3), 1764-1788

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See detailSchnëssen. Surveying language dynamics in Luxembourgish with a mobile research app
Entringer, Nathalie UL; Gilles, Peter UL; Martin, Sara UL et al

in Linguistics Vanguard (2021), 7(s1),

The mobile app Schnëssen is intended to establish a state-of-the-art digital platform to collect data on the present-day language situation of Luxembourgish by means of crowd-sourcing and to document and ... [more ▼]

The mobile app Schnëssen is intended to establish a state-of-the-art digital platform to collect data on the present-day language situation of Luxembourgish by means of crowd-sourcing and to document and present results to a broader public. Users can participate in a large set of audio recordings tasks and in sociolinguistic surveys. By presenting all audio recordings via an interactive map, participants can explore the language variation of their language. In the first year of data collection, around 210.000 recordings could be collected for numerous variation phenomena from all linguistic levels and over 2800 sociolinguistic questionnaires have been filled out. The app allowed us to compile thus the largest systematic spoken language corpus of Luxembourgish. [less ▲]

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See detailTarzan and chain: exploring the ICO jungle and evaluating design archetypes
Bachmann, Nina M.; Drasch, Benedict; Fridgen, Gilbert UL et al

in Electronic Markets (2021)

The phenomenon of a blockchain use case called initial coin offering (ICO) is drawing increasing attention as a novel funding mechanism. ICO is a crowdfunding type that utilizes blockchain tokens to allow ... [more ▼]

The phenomenon of a blockchain use case called initial coin offering (ICO) is drawing increasing attention as a novel funding mechanism. ICO is a crowdfunding type that utilizes blockchain tokens to allow for truly peer-to-peer investments. Although more than \$7bn has been raised globally via ICOs as at 2018, the concept and its implications are not yet entirely understood. The research lags behind in providing in-depth analyses of ICO designs and their long-term success. We address this research gap by developing an ICO taxonomy, applying a cluster analysis to identify prevailing ICO archetypes, and providing an outlook on the token value market performance for individual archetypes. We identify five ICO design archetypes and display their secondary market development from both a short-term and a long-term perspective. We contribute to an in-depth understanding of ICOs and their implications. Further, we offer practitioners tangible design and success indications for future ICOs. [less ▲]

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See detailCardiovascular RNA markers and artificial intelligence may improve COVID-19 outcome: a position paper from the EU-CardioRNA COST Action CA17129
Badimon, Lina; Robinson, Emma L.; Jusic, Amela et al

in Cardiovascular Research (2021)

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been as unprecedented as unexpected, affecting more than 105 million people worldwide as of 8 February 2020 and causing more than 2.3 million deaths ... [more ▼]

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been as unprecedented as unexpected, affecting more than 105 million people worldwide as of 8 February 2020 and causing more than 2.3 million deaths according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Not only affecting the lungs but also provoking acute respiratory distress, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is able to infect multiple cell types including cardiac and vascular cells. Hence a significant proportion of infected patients develop cardiac events, such as arrhythmias and heart failure. Patients with cardiovascular comorbidities are at highest risk of cardiac death. To face the pandemic and limit its burden, health authorities have launched several fast-track calls for research projects aiming to develop rapid strategies to combat the disease, as well as longer-term projects to prepare for the future. Biomarkers have the possibility to aid in clinical decision-making and tailoring healthcare in order to improve patient quality of life. The biomarker potential of circulating RNAs has been recognized in several disease conditions, including cardiovascular disease. RNA biomarkers may be useful in the current COVID-19 situation. The discovery, validation, and marketing of novel biomarkers, including RNA biomarkers, require multi-centre studies by large and interdisciplinary collaborative networks, involving both the academia and the industry. Here, members of the EU-CardioRNA COST Action CA17129 summarize the current knowledge about the strain that COVID-19 places on the cardiovascular system and discuss how RNA biomarkers can aid to limit this burden. They present the benefits and challenges of the discovery of novel RNA biomarkers, the need for networking efforts, and the added value of artificial intelligence to achieve reliable advances. [less ▲]

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See detailUAV-UGV-UMV Multi-Swarms for Cooperative Surveillance
Stolfi Rosso, Daniel UL; Brust, Matthias R. UL; Danoy, Grégoire UL et al

in Frontiers in Robotics and AI (2021), 8

In this paper we present a surveillance system for early detection of escapers from a restricted area based on a new swarming mobility model called CROMM-MS (Chaotic Rössler Mobility Model for Multi ... [more ▼]

In this paper we present a surveillance system for early detection of escapers from a restricted area based on a new swarming mobility model called CROMM-MS (Chaotic Rössler Mobility Model for Multi-Swarms). CROMM-MS is designed for controlling the trajectories of heterogeneous multi-swarms of aerial, ground and marine unmanned vehicles with important features such as prioritising early detections and success rate. A new Competitive Coevolutionary Genetic Algorithm (CompCGA) is proposed to optimise the vehicles’ parameters and escapers’ evasion ability using a predator-prey approach. Our results show that CROMM-MS is not only viable for surveillance tasks but also that its results are competitive in regard to the state-of-the-art approaches. [less ▲]

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See detailA human stem cell-derived test system for agents modifying neuronal N-methyl-d-aspartate-type glutamate receptor Ca2+-signalling
Klima, Stefanie; Brüll, Markus; Spreng, Anna-Sophie et al

in Archives of Toxicology (2021)

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See detailField-resolved detection of the temporal response of a single plasmonic antenna in the mid infrared
Fischer, Marco P.; Maccaferri, Nicolò UL; Gallacher, Kevin et al

in Optica (2021), 8(6), 898-903

Unveiling the spatial and temporal dynamics of a light pulse interacting with nanosized objects is of extreme importance to widen our understanding of how photons interact with matter at the nanoscale and ... [more ▼]

Unveiling the spatial and temporal dynamics of a light pulse interacting with nanosized objects is of extreme importance to widen our understanding of how photons interact with matter at the nanoscale and trigger physical and photochemical phenomena. An ideal platform to study light–matter interactions with an unprecedented spatial resolution is represented by plasmonics, which enables an extreme confinement of optical energy into sub-wavelength volumes. The ability to resolve and control the dynamics of this energy confinement on the time scale of a single optical cycle is at the ultimate frontier towards a full control of nanoscale phenomena. Here, we resolve in the time domain the linear behavior of a single germanium plasmonic antenna in the mid-infrared by measuring the complex optical field response in amplitude and phase with sub-optical-cycle precision, with the promise to extend the observation of light–matter interactions in the time domain to single quantum objects. Accessing this fundamental information opens a plethora of opportunities in a variety of research areas based on plasmon-mediated photonic processes and their coherent control, such as plasmon-enhanced chemical reactions and energy harvesting. [less ▲]

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See detailUnraveling Nanostructured Spin Textures in Bulk Magnets
Bender, Philipp Florian UL; Leliaert, Jonathan; Bersweiler, Mathias UL et al

in Small Science (2021), 1(1), 2000003

One of the key challenges in magnetism remains the determination of the nanoscopic magnetization profile within the volume of thick samples, such as permanent ferromagnets. Thanks to the large penetration ... [more ▼]

One of the key challenges in magnetism remains the determination of the nanoscopic magnetization profile within the volume of thick samples, such as permanent ferromagnets. Thanks to the large penetration depth of neutrons, magnetic small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) is a powerful technique to characterize bulk samples. The major challenge regarding magnetic SANS is accessing the real-space magnetization vector field from the reciprocal scattering data. In this letter, a fast iterative algorithm is introduced that allows one to extract the underlying two-dimensional magnetic correlation functions from the scattering patterns. This approach is used here to analyze the magnetic microstructure of Nanoperm, a nanocrystalline alloy which is widely used in power electronics due to its extraordinary soft magnetic properties. It can be shown that the computed correlation functions clearly reflect the projection of the three-dimensional magnetization vector field onto the detector plane, which demonstrates that the used methodology can be applied to probe directly spin-textures within bulk samples with nanometer-resolution. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailUnderstanding Attentional Biases in Severe Alcohol Use Disorder: A Combined Behavioral and Eye-Tracking Perspective.
Bollen, Zoé; D'Hondt, Fabien; Dormal, Valérie et al

in Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire) (2021), 56(1), 1-7

RATIONALE: Severe alcohol use disorder (SAUD) is a psychiatric condition linked to cerebral and cognitive consequences. SAUD is notably characterized by an overactivation of the reflexive/reward system ... [more ▼]

RATIONALE: Severe alcohol use disorder (SAUD) is a psychiatric condition linked to cerebral and cognitive consequences. SAUD is notably characterized by an overactivation of the reflexive/reward system when confronted with alcohol-related cues. Such overreactivity generates a preferential allocation of attentional resources toward these cues, labeled as attentional biases (AB). Theoretical assumptions have been made regarding the characteristics of AB and their underlying processes. While often considered as granted, these assumptions remain to be experimentally validated. AIMS: We first identify the theoretical assumptions made by previous studies exploring the nature and role of AB. We then discuss the current evidence available to establish their validity. We finally propose research avenues to experimentally test them. METHODS: Capitalizing on a narrative review of studies exploring AB in SAUD, the current limits of the behavioral measures used for their evaluation are highlighted as well as the benefits derived from the use of eye-tracking measures to obtain a deeper understanding of their underlying processes. We describe the issues related to the theoretical proposals on AB and propose research avenues to test them. Four experimental axes are proposed, respectively, related to the determination of (a) the genuine nature of the mechanisms underlying AB; (b) their stability over the disease course; (c) their specificity to alcohol-related stimuli and (d) their reflexive or controlled nature. CONCLUSIONS: This in-depth exploration of the available knowledge related to AB in SAUD, and of its key limitations, highlights the theoretical and clinical interest of our innovative experimental perspectives capitalizing on eye-tracking measures. [less ▲]

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See detailInteraction rituals, emotions, and early childhood science: digital microscopes and collective joy in a multilingual classroom
Wilmes, Sara UL

in Cultural Studies of Science Education (2021), 16

In her original article, “Identity, Agency and the Internal Conversations of Science and Math Teachers Implementing instructional reforms in High-Need Urban Schools”, Stacy Olitsky (2021) takes us on an ... [more ▼]

In her original article, “Identity, Agency and the Internal Conversations of Science and Math Teachers Implementing instructional reforms in High-Need Urban Schools”, Stacy Olitsky (2021) takes us on an exploration of the identity development and agencies exerted by two teachers working to implement science instructional reforms in high-need urban schools. Olitsky (2021) utilizes Interaction Ritual Theory as a lens to examine a seldom viewed and even intimate aspect of teacher’s worlds, namely teachers’ self-talk. In this forum article I embrace the invitation extended by Olitsky, through an exploration of the interaction rituals that took place among students and a teacher working with digital microscopes in an early childhood classroom. I draw upon the theoretical lens of communitas to illuminate the power of collective joy that formed. Specifically, I will share two vignettes from a multilingual early childhood classroom to illustrate how teacher-guided and studentguided spaces afforded interactions that lead to the development of collective joy. I show how collective work with the microscopes allowed for joy and surprise to occur within a classroom of plurilingual students who are participating in their first schooled experiences of science. I conclude with a discussion of the power of student-driven instructional spaces as places for students working to learn science, and the language of instruction, to collectively experience joy as they explore. [less ▲]

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See detailVarying stimulus duration reveals consistent neural activity and behavior for human face individuation
Retter, Talia UL; Jiang, Fang; Webster, Michael A. et al

in Neuroscience (2021), 472

Establishing consistent relationships between neural activity and behavior is a challenge in human cognitive neuroscience research. We addressed this issue using variable time constraints in an oddball ... [more ▼]

Establishing consistent relationships between neural activity and behavior is a challenge in human cognitive neuroscience research. We addressed this issue using variable time constraints in an oddball frequency-sweep design for visual discrimination of complex images (face exemplars). Sixteen participants viewed sequences of ascending presentation durations, from 25 to 333 ms (40–3 Hz stimulation rate) while their electroencephalogram (EEG) was recorded. Throughout each sequence, the same unfamiliar face picture was repeated with variable size and luminance changes while different unfamiliar facial identities appeared every 1 s (1 Hz). A neural face individuation response, tagged at 1 Hz and its unique harmonics, emerged over the occipito-temporal cortex at 50 ms stimulus duration (25–100 ms across individuals), with an optimal response reached at 170 ms stimulus duration. In a subsequent experiment, identity changes appeared non-periodically within fixed-frequency sequences while the same participants performed an explicit face individuation task. The behavioral face individuation response also emerged at 50 ms presentation time, and behavioral accuracy correlated with individual participants’ neural response amplitude in a weighted middle stimulus duration range (50–125 ms). Moreover, the latency of the neural response peaking between 180 and 200 ms correlated strongly with individuals’ behavioral accuracy in this middle duration range, as measured independently. These observations point to the minimal (50 ms) and optimal (170 ms) stimulus durations for human face individuation and provide novel evidence that inter-individual differences in the magnitude and latency of early, high-level neural responses are predictive of behavioral differences in performance at this function. [less ▲]

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See detailOld Ways and New Ways to Handle Failing Banks across the Atlantic
Bodellini, Marco UL

in Journal of Comparative Law (2021)

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See detailBlurring the boundaries: University actorhood and institutional change in global higher education
Zapp, Mike UL; Marques, Marcelo; Powell, Justin J W UL

in Comparative Education (2021), 57

Higher education (HE) scholarship often focuses on the so-called ‘entrepreneurial’ university as a consequence of new public management reforms. Simultaneously the remarkable expansion of private HE is ... [more ▼]

Higher education (HE) scholarship often focuses on the so-called ‘entrepreneurial’ university as a consequence of new public management reforms. Simultaneously the remarkable expansion of private HE is said to fragment specialize and diversify HE systems. Such diagnoses are misleading as they ignore wider environmental pressures and simultaneous changes in both public non-profit and for-profit HE. We argue that putative diversity in HE operates as a ceremonial façade behind which large-scale isomorphic change across national HE systems sectors and organizational forms occurs. Multiple causes trigger such change originating in the increasingly global HE environment including a burgeoning international HE regime accounting and accountability practices increased permeability of HE systems facilitated by open borders education markets and global science as well as (neo)liberal ideologies stressing human capital and human rights. As other organizations those in HE become subject to these pressures turning universities into more rationalized standardized and strategic actors. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentities and Methodologies of Border Studies: Recent Empirical and Conceptual Approaches
Wille, Christian UL; Gerst, Dominik; Krämer, Hannes

in Borders in Perspective (2021), (6), 126

In recent decades, Border Studies have gained importance and have seen a noticeable increase in development. This manifests itself in an increased institutionalization, a differentiation of the areas of ... [more ▼]

In recent decades, Border Studies have gained importance and have seen a noticeable increase in development. This manifests itself in an increased institutionalization, a differentiation of the areas of research interest and a conceptual reorientation that is interested in examining processes. So far, however, little attention has been paid to questions about (inter)disciplinary self-perception and methodological foundations of Border Studies and the associated consequences for research activities. This thematic issue addresses these desiderata and brings together articles that deal with their (inter)disciplinary foundations as well as method(olog)ical and practical research questions. The authors also provide sound insights into a disparate field of work, disclose practical research strategies, and present methodologically sophisticated systematizations. [less ▲]

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See detailScalable Cell-Free Massive MIMO Systems: Impact of Hardware Impairments
Papazafeiropoulos, Anastasios; Björnson, Emil; Kourtessis, Pandelis et al

in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2021), 70(10), 9701-9715

Scalable cell-free CF (SCF) massive multiple-input-multiple-output (mMIMO) systems is a promising technology to cover the demands for higher data rates and increasing number of users in fifth generation ... [more ▼]

Scalable cell-free CF (SCF) massive multiple-input-multiple-output (mMIMO) systems is a promising technology to cover the demands for higher data rates and increasing number of users in fifth generation (5G) networks and beyond. According to this concept, a large number of distributed access points (APs) communicates with the users in the network by means of joint coherent transmission while facing the main challenges against standard CF mMIMO systems being their high fronthaul load and computational complexity. Given that the cost-efficient deployment of such large networks requires low-cost transceivers being prone to unavoidable hardware imperfections, in this work, we focus on their impact on the advantageous SCF mMIMO systems by means of a general model accounting for both additive and multiplicative hardware impairments (HWIs). Notably, the scalability, depending on the time-variant characteristics of the network, is clearly affected by means of HWIs being time-varying. There is no other work in the literature studying the phase noise (PN) in CF mMIMO systems or in general any HWIs in SCF mMIMO systems. Hence, we derive upper and lower bounds on the uplink capacity accounting for HWIs. Especially, the lower bound is derived in closed-form by means of the theory of deterministic equivalents (DEs) and after obtaining the optimal hardware-aware (HA) partial minimum mean-squared error (PMMSE) combiner. Among the interesting findings, we observe that separate local oscillators (SLOs) outperform a common LO (CLO) architecture, and the additive transmit distortion degrades more the performance than the receive distortion. [less ▲]

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See detailPINK1 deficiency impairs adult neurogenesis of dopaminergic neurons
Brown, Sarah J; Boussaad, Ibrahim UL; Jarazo, Javier UL et al

in Scientific Reports (2021)

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See detailLocal times and sample path properties of the Rosenblatt process
Kerchev, George UL; Nourdin, Ivan UL; Saksman, Eero et al

in Stochastic Processes and Their Applications (2021), 131

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See detailEvaluation of global ocean tide models based on tidal gravity observations in China
Tan, Hongbo; Francis, Olivier UL; Wu, Guiju et al

in Geodesy and Geodynamics (2021), 12(6), 451-458

Previous studies show that the calculated loading effects from global ocean tide models do not match actual measurements of gravity attraction and loading effects in Southeast Asia. In this paper, taking ... [more ▼]

Previous studies show that the calculated loading effects from global ocean tide models do not match actual measurements of gravity attraction and loading effects in Southeast Asia. In this paper, taking advantage of a unique network of gravity tidal stations all over the Chinese mainland, we compare the observed and modeled tidal loading effects on the basis of the most recent global ocean tide models. The results show that the average efficiencies of the ocean tidal loading correction for O1, K1, M2 are 77%, 73% and 59%, respectively. The loading correction efficiencies using recent ocean tidal models are better than the 40 years old Schwiderskis model at coastal stations, but relative worse at stations far from ocean. [less ▲]

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See detailLogics of Formal Inconsistency enriched with replacement: an algebraic and modal account
Carnielli, Walter; Coniglio, Marcelo; Fuenmayor Pelaez, David UL

in Review of Symbolic Logic (2021), online first

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See detailApproximation of Fractional Local Times: Zero Energy and Derivatives
Jaramillo Gil, Arturo UL; Nourdin, Ivan UL; Peccati, Giovanni UL

in Annals of Applied Probability (2021), In press

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See detailChronique européenne Principes du droit administratif européen
Neframi, Eleftheria UL

in Revue Française d'Administration Publique (2021)

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See detailO presente fugidio das crises constitucionais: uma interrogação acerca da questão concernindo a Modernidade da Constituição
Spindola Diniz, Ricardo UL

in Revista Direito e Práxis (2021)

Constitutional crises are denounced now and then. Even if one notices a decrease in the capacity of this concept to ignite popular mobilization, as there seems to be fewer persons inclined to go to the ... [more ▼]

Constitutional crises are denounced now and then. Even if one notices a decrease in the capacity of this concept to ignite popular mobilization, as there seems to be fewer persons inclined to go to the streets in defense of the Constitution in crisis, the concept of crisis retains, unquestionably, its importance, both rhetorically and historiographically. Nevertheless, a theory of constitutional crises remains absent. The present article proposes to confront this absence, interrogating the literature dedicated to the concept of constitutional crises, on the one hand, and questioning the meaning of this absence in its connection to the concept of the Constitution itself. [less ▲]

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See detailEnhanced Nonlinear Emission from Single Multilayered Metal−Dielectric Nanocavities Resonating in the Near-Infrared
Maccaferri, Nicolò UL; Zilli, Attilio; Isoniemi, Tommi et al

in ACS Photonics (2021), 8(2), 512-520

Harmonic generation mechanisms are of great interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology, since they allow generating visible light by using near-infrared radiation, which is particularly suitable for its ... [more ▼]

Harmonic generation mechanisms are of great interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology, since they allow generating visible light by using near-infrared radiation, which is particularly suitable for its countless applications in bionanophotonics and optoelectronics. In this context, multilayer metal−dielectric nanocavities are widely used for light confinement and waveguiding at the nanoscale. They exhibit intense and localized resonances that can be conveniently tuned in the near-infrared and are therefore ideal for enhancing nonlinear effects in this spectral range. In this work, we experimentally investigate the nonlinear emission properties of multilayer metal−dielectric nanocavities. By engineering their absorption efficiency and exploiting their intrinsic interface-induced symmetry breaking, we achieve an almost 2 orders of magnitude higher second-harmonic generation efficiency compared to gold nanostructures featuring the same geometry and optical resonant behavior. In particular, while both the third-order nonlinear susceptibility and conversion efficiency are comparable with those of the Au nanoresonators, we estimate a second-order nonlinear susceptibility of the order of 1 pm/V, which is comparable with that of typical nonlinear crystals. We envision that our system, which combines the advantages of both plasmonic and dielectric materials, might enable the realization of composite and multifunctional nanosystems for the efficient manipulation of nonlinear optical processes at the nanoscale. [less ▲]

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See detailDas Schöne und das Monströse bei Eichendorff und Shelley
Kohns, Oliver UL

in Mitteilungen des Deutschen Germanistenverbandes (2021), 68(2), 192-208

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See detailDynamical SPQEIR model assesses the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19 epidemic outbreaks.
Proverbio, Daniele UL; Kemp, Francoise UL; Magni, Stefano UL et al

in PloS one (2021), 16(5), 0252019

Against the current COVID-19 pandemic, governments worldwide have devised a variety of non-pharmaceutical interventions to mitigate it. However, it is generally difficult to estimate the joint impact of ... [more ▼]

Against the current COVID-19 pandemic, governments worldwide have devised a variety of non-pharmaceutical interventions to mitigate it. However, it is generally difficult to estimate the joint impact of different control strategies. In this paper, we tackle this question with an extended epidemic SEIR model, informed by a socio-political classification of different interventions. First, we inquire the conceptual effect of mitigation parameters on the infection curve. Then, we illustrate the potential of our model to reproduce and explain empirical data from a number of countries, to perform cross-country comparisons. This gives information on the best synergies of interventions to control epidemic outbreaks while minimising impact on socio-economic needs. For instance, our results suggest that, while rapid and strong lockdown is an effective pandemic mitigation measure, a combination of social distancing and early contact tracing can achieve similar mitigation synergistically, while keeping lower isolation rates. This quantitative understanding can support the establishment of mid- and long-term interventions, to prepare containment strategies against further outbreaks. This paper also provides an online tool that allows researchers and decision makers to interactively simulate diverse scenarios with our model. [less ▲]

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See detailUnderstanding Electoral Violence through Complex Textual Data: OSCE Monitoring Missions in Different Contexts
Mochtak, Michal UL

in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (2021), 44(8), 646-667

The paper analyses more than 20 years of evidence on electoral violence as reported by OSCE monitoring mission reports. It identifies prevailing trends of electoral violence in the OSCE participating ... [more ▼]

The paper analyses more than 20 years of evidence on electoral violence as reported by OSCE monitoring mission reports. It identifies prevailing trends of electoral violence in the OSCE participating states in order to better understand how the phenomenon is understood and framed by leading international monitoring organizations in the region. The analysis utilizes a unique approach based on automated content analysis employing counting algorithms and latent semantic indexing. The results of the analysis show how electoral violence differs throughout the region while highlighting the qualitative variations in regional patterns of the reported incidents of election-related violence. [less ▲]

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See detailStatistical model checking for variability-intensive systems: applications to bug detection and minimization
Cordy, Maxime UL; Lazreg, Sami UL; Papadakis, Mike UL et al

in Formal Aspects of Computing (2021), 33(6), 1147--1172

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See detailDCcov: Repositioning of drugs and drug combinations for SARS-CoV-2 infected lung through constraint-based modeling.
Kishk, Ali UL; Pires Pacheco, Maria Irene UL; Sauter, Thomas UL

in iScience (2021), 24(11), 103331

The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) became a worldwide pandemic with currently no approved effective antiviral drug. Flux balance analysis (FBA) is an efficient method to analyze metabolic networks ... [more ▼]

The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) became a worldwide pandemic with currently no approved effective antiviral drug. Flux balance analysis (FBA) is an efficient method to analyze metabolic networks. Here, FBA was applied on human lung cells infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to reposition metabolic drugs and drug combinations against the virus replication within the host tissue. Making use of expression datasets of infected lung tissue, genome-scale COVID-19-specific metabolic models were reconstructed. Then, host-specific essential genes and gene pairs were determined through in silico knockouts that permit reducing the viral biomass production without affecting the host biomass. Key pathways that are associated with COVID-19 severity in lung tissue are related to oxidative stress, ferroptosis, and pyrimidine metabolism. By in silico screening of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs on the putative disease-specific essential genes and gene pairs, 85 drugs and 52 drug combinations were predicted as promising candidates for COVID-19 (https://github.com/sysbiolux/DCcov). [less ▲]

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See detailBorder Studies: a long-overdue self-examination
Wille, Christian UL; Gerst, Dominik; Krämer, Hannes

in Borders in Perspective (2021), (6), 11-16

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See detailAuction-based Multiple Channel Cooperative Spectrum Sharing in Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial IoT Networks
Zhang, Xiaokai; Guo, Daoxing; An, Kang et al

in IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2021), 8(8), 7009-7023

In this paper, we investigate the multiple-channel cooperative spectrum sharing in hybrid satellite-terrestrial internet of things (IoT) networks with auction mechanism, which is designed to reduce the ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we investigate the multiple-channel cooperative spectrum sharing in hybrid satellite-terrestrial internet of things (IoT) networks with auction mechanism, which is designed to reduce the operational expenditure of the satellitebased IoT (S-IoT) network while alleviating the spectrum scarcity issues of terrestrial-based IoT (T-IoT) network. The cluster heads of selected T-IoT networks assist the primary satellite users transmission through cooperative relaying techniques in exchange for spectrum access. We propose an auction-based optimization problem to maximize the sum transmission rate of all primary S-IoT receivers with the appropriate secondary network selection and corresponding radio resource allocation profile by the distributed implementation, while meeting the minimum transmission rate of secondary receivers of each T-IoT network. Specifically, the one-shot VCG auction is introduced to obtain the maximum social welfare, where the winner determination problem is transformed into an assignment problem and solved by the Hungarian algorithm. To further reduce the primary satellite network decision complexity, the sequential Vickrey auction is implemented by sequential fashion until all channels are auctioned. Due to incentive compatibility with those two auction mechanisms, the secondary T-IoT cluster yields the true bids of each channel, where both the non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) and time division multiple access (TDMA) schemes are implemented in cooperative communication. Finally, simulation results validate the effectiveness and fairness of the proposed auction-based approach as well as the superiority of the NOMA scheme in secondary relays selection. Moreover, the influence of key factors on the performance of the proposed scheme is analyzed in detail. [less ▲]

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See detailDimensional comparisons in the formation of domain-specific achievement goals
Dörendahl, Jan; Scherer, Ronny; Greiff, Samuel UL et al

in Motivation Science (2021), 7(3), 306318

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See detailMultiomic profiling of the liver across diets and age in a diverse mouse population
Williams, Evan UL; Pfister, Niklas; Roy, Suheeta et al

in Cell Systems (2021)

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See detailA deep learning-based concept for high throughput image flow cytometry
Martin-Wortham, Julie; Recktenwald, Steffen M.; Lopes, Marcelle G. M. et al

in APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS (2021), 118(12),

We propose a flow cytometry concept that combines a spatial optical modulation scheme and deep learning for lensless cell imaging. Inspired by auto-encoder techniques, an artificial neural network mimics ... [more ▼]

We propose a flow cytometry concept that combines a spatial optical modulation scheme and deep learning for lensless cell imaging. Inspired by auto-encoder techniques, an artificial neural network mimics the optical transfer function of a particular microscope and camera for certain types of cells once trained and reconstructs microscope images from simple waveforms that are generated by cells in microfluidic flow. This eventually enables the label-free detection of cells at high throughput while simultaneously providing their corresponding brightfield images. The present work focuses on the computational proof of concept of this method by mimicking the waveforms. Our suggested approach would require a minimum set of optical components such as a collimated light source, a slit mask, and a light sensor and could be easily integrated into a ruggedized lab-on-chip device. The method is benchmarked with a well-investigated dataset of red blood cell images. [less ▲]

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